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Why a cat's bite led to $26,229.35 in medical bills

August 22, 2019


Caitlin Hillyard was petting a cat in her neighborhood when the cat bit her wrist, which resulted in difficulties seeking treatment and more than $26,000 in health care bills.

Forget what you see on TV: Here's what CPR is really like

August 22, 2019


On television, when providers rush to administer CPR to a patient, they are almost always successful, but in real life, cardiac arrest often is more deadly.

Teva releases generic version of EpiPen for young kids

August 22, 2019


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Tuesday released a generic version of Mylan's EpiPen for children who weigh between 33 and 66 pounds, which will be available in the majority of retail pharmacies for $300 for a two-pack.

Patients at this hospital can text their doctors after surgery—and almost 80% said it improved their care

August 22, 2019


The orthopedics and sports medicine practice affiliated with Goshen Health in Indiana last year piloted a secure text messaging system that allows patients to contact doctors during recovery, and almost 80% of patients who test the system said the system improved their care.

Map: The top-paying health care employers in your state

August 21, 2019


In about 25% of states, the company that pays its workers the most money is in the health care industry, according to data gathered by AFL-CIO. See the highest-paying employer in your state.

USPSTF expands recommendation for BRCA mutation screening

August 21, 2019


The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Tuesday finalized new recommendations broadening the number of women primary care providers should assess for BRCA gene mutations that increase the risk of breast, ovarian, and other cancers.

For 26 years, doctors couldn't diagnose her disease. Then she found the answer—and helped create a cure.

August 21, 2019


For 26 years, Jasmin Barman-Aksözen experienced inexplicable severe pain when exposed to sunlight—until one day on Google she came across an article about a rare disease called erythropoietic protoporphyria, which a doctor later determined she had. In an editorial published in Medicine Access @ Point of Care, Barman-Aksözen details how she helped develop the cure to her disease and her battle to get it approved.

FDA approves Roche's cancer drug for personalized treatment

August 21, 2019


FDA on Thursday approved Roche's cancer drug designed to target a tumor's genetic driver rather than the tissue where the tumor originated.

VA launches a one-stop-shop mobile app for veterans' health care

August 21, 2019


Veterans Affairs last week unveiled a new mobile application intended to streamline veterans' access to health care by storing and organizing their health information and services in one location.

E-cigarette makers take FDA to court over 'arbitrary' product review deadline

August 21, 2019


The Vapor Technology Association, an e-cigarette and vaping industry group, and Vapor Stockroom last week filed a lawsuit that argues FDA set an "arbitrary" deadline for e-cigarette makers to submit premarket authorization applications for their devices.

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